Bake Club Nougat

makes about 2 cups

1 cup sugar

¾ cup water

2 egg whites

½ cup nut butter (blend ¾ cup nuts microwaved 30-60 seconds with 2 tablespoons oil)

1 cup chopped nuts or nut brittle

1 teaspoon salt

Put the sugar and water in a small saucepan and heat on medium-low heat, swirling (not stirring) the two around to ensure an even mixture.

Meanwhile whisk egg whites to medium-soft peaks then leave on the lowest setting.

Continue monitoring sugar/water mixture until it hits soft ball stage, about 235F. Watch the video- it’s easier to nail than you think. Remove it from the heat and very carefully pour it into the whipping egg whites, then immediately turn the mixer speed up to high. Let the egg white whip until cool then remove the bowl, and, using a spatula, fold the whites into a bowl with the nut butter, salt and any inclusions.

Lay it out and cut into rectangles or squares, or store in an airtight container and snack on it to your heart’s desire.